Virgin Orbit Grows Launcher Fleet With Extra 747-400s

Cosmic Girl
Virgin Orbit's Cosmic Girl 747 captured moments after releasing LauncherOne.
Credit: Virgin Orbit / Greg Robinson
Satellite air launch company Virgin Orbit has secured an agreement with conversion specialist L3 Harris Technologies to acquire two Boeing 747-400 airframes to support growth plans for additional launch capacity. The first of the new aircraft is due for delivery in 2023 from L3 Harris’ modification...

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